Glenn Skuthorpe releases new single Small Change and announces tour dates in Adelaide and Melbourne and festival shows in Victoria, Tasmania and NSW


Find the crossroads of blues roots country and folk and you will discover Nhunggabarra, Kooma, Muruwari man and international touring singer Glenn Skuthorpe with his guitar, mandolin, banjo and harmonicas in hand. The singer songwriter has carved a reputation as an exemplary lyricist and composer, travelling the world and sharing through music. Whether on the main stage or around the campfire, Glenn is a generous and exciting performer whose playing style is captivating and enveloping, engaging audiences in the stories behind his songs.

The first single from his forthcoming fifth album (due for release in early 2017) is Small Change, a bold and melodic track with accordion riffs and a harmonica solo that from the get go demands the listener lean in closer, get on their feet and come along for the ride. The song drives and dances all at the same time, evoking the wide open road with its folk rock sound infused with country and blues and undertones of mid sixties and early seventies dirty melodic rock.

Glenn will tour the single to The Wheatsheaf in Adelaide on 14 October, Bendigo Blues & Roots Festival from 4-6 November, The Lomond in Melbourne on 12 November, Commonground Festival in Victoria on 18 November, Cygnet Folk Festival from 6-8 January and Illwawarra Folk Festival from 12 – 15 January.

Glenn’s connection to his country is expressed in the masterful storytelling within the songs on the new album. He says:

“Whether travelling the world or going back home, I like to write about my journey and the people I meet along the way, to give voice to the stories that I feel must be heard. With this new album many of the songs run lyrically like a river through country, connecting the bush, the city and the ocean.”

The forthcoming self-produced album was engineered by Colin Wynne at Thirty Mills Studios and a highlight of this project was reconnecting with producer Steve Francis (who produced a track on the album) and Clare O’Meara who has played on all of Glenn’s albums. The musical synergy between the Glenn and Clare is present in both the recording and their subsequent live shows. The recording features Canadian country singer Matt Patershuk, Clare O’Meara (Accordion and Fiddle); Kerry Simpson (Backing Vocals); Ann Metry (Bass); James Rust (Bass); Mark Grunden (Drums) and Declan O’Neill (Drums)

Download High Res Images & New Single Small Change HERE

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